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Campaign Mix, Metrolink Probe, Lead Limits

POSTED: 10:14 AM ET, 09/15/2008 by Amanda Zamora

The Campaign Trail » Defense contractors and financial services firms are making the most political contributions this campaign ... Alaska state records show that Sarah Palin has made $453 million in earmark requests as governor, contrary to earlier claims by the McCain campaign ... as the campaign heats up, so do efforts to debunk rumors. — Washington Post, Wall Street Journal

Metrolink Investigation » Safety experts say the federal probe into Friday's deadly commuter train crash in Los Angeles should focus on why the train's engineer ran a red signal. — New York Times

Tighter Lead Limits » As of Feb. 10, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will impose tougher lead standards on all manufacturers and retailers of children's products. — The Washington Post

No Golden Parachutes » The federal government has notified former Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives that it will not pay as much as $25 million in separation payments outlined in their contracts. — The Washington Post

Venezuelan 'Suitcase Trial' » The trial of a Venezuelan-American businessman who was caught dragging a cash-stuffed suitcase into Argentina last year has made poor U.S.-Venezuela relations even worse, prompting the ejection of ambassadors on both sides. — New York Times

By Amanda Zamora |  September 15, 2008; 10:14 AM ET The Daily Read
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